GOF nabs three Indonesian men trying to enter Malaysia illegally


PONTIAN: The General Operations Force (GOF) have arrested three Indonesian men for attempting to enter Malaysia illegally here.

GOF Battalion 5 commanding officer Supt Dimin Awang said the men, aged from 25 to 46 years old, were arrested at 8.45am Sunday (April 11).

"We believe they had just arrived on our shores via Sungai Penerok when we found them.

"After initial questioning, the three men admitted that they had entered the country on a boat through an illegal sea route," he said Monday (April 12).

He added that they also seized three mobile phones and RM2,370 in cash.

The suspects were handed over to the Pontian district police headquarters for investigation under Section 5(1) of the Immigration Act 1959/63, he said.

Supt Dimin urged the public to continue informing authorities of illegal activities such as smuggling of contraband goods and illegal entry.

The public can get in touch with the Johor police by calling its hotline at 07-221 2999 or by heading to the nearest police station.

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